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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1335 on: August 06, 2016, 11:54:50 PM »
Should I disable the Avast shields before I update?
Yes. :)
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I shut down all programs that scan activity prior to doing the update.
(Avast, Winpatrol, Malwarebytes, etc, etc. If it scans, it could cause a problem and could possibly block something vital.)
I updated 2 systems yesterday (one 32 bit one 64 bit) following those rules and had no problem with either system.
This will also speed up the process which is a long one.

When I got the Anniversary update this morning I didn't disable anything and didn't have any problems.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1336 on: August 06, 2016, 11:57:09 PM »
Should I disable the Avast shields before I update?
Yes. :)
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I shut down all programs that scan activity prior to doing the update.
(Avast, Winpatrol, Malwarebytes, etc, etc. If it scans, it could cause a problem and could possibly block something vital.)
I updated 2 systems yesterday (one 32 bit one 64 bit) following those rules and had no problem with either system.
This will also speed up the process which is a long one.

When I got the Anniversary update this morning I didn't disable anything and didn't have any problems.
I'm happy for you. Now create an image backup so that if you run into a problem, getting back will be easy.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1337 on: August 07, 2016, 09:20:04 PM »
@bob3160,

What to I need to buy to create an image backup?

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1338 on: August 07, 2016, 09:30:15 PM »
@bob3160,

What to I need to buy to create an image backup?
Nothing unless you don't have an external hard drive. They don't cost much. The software can be free. Windows has a built in backupper but I would recommend either the free AOMEI Backupper or EASEUS ToDo Backup. Both are excellent but AOMEI is a little more user-friendly.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1339 on: August 07, 2016, 09:32:45 PM »
I don't have an external hard drive. 

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1340 on: August 07, 2016, 09:43:07 PM »
Should I download the easeus to do backup

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1341 on: August 07, 2016, 09:59:14 PM »
Should I download the easeus to do backup
1. you need an external HD.
2. use what ever you want. I've already given you my advice.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1342 on: August 07, 2016, 10:21:29 PM »
I'll buy an external hard drive. 

http://accessories.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&sku=A0953

Would this one work?

I'm going to set up my new win 10 computer today but it comes with McAfee  installed.  Is it safe just to uninstall it from the control panel?

Sorry about getting off topic.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1343 on: August 07, 2016, 10:48:00 PM »
Everyone that wants to go back to Win 8.1 after installing Win 10 can do so within a month time, then you will keep the license to go back to Win10 in due time. Best of both worlds.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1344 on: August 07, 2016, 11:09:46 PM »
Everyone that wants to go back to Win 8.1 after installing Win 10 can do so within a month time, then you will keep the license to go back to Win10 in due time. Best of both worlds.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1345 on: August 08, 2016, 03:12:37 PM »

Time is getting Shorter
The time limit for reverting back to a previous build of Windows 10 has been reduced to 10 days.
Prior to this last update, (Windows 10, v. 1607) that time frame was always 30 days.
This rule also applies to those running the Insider Preview builds.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1346 on: August 08, 2016, 03:21:27 PM »
@bob3160,

Would you please read my last post in this topic?

Thank you.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1347 on: August 08, 2016, 03:28:10 PM »
@bob3160,

Would you please read my last post in this topic?

Thank you.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1348 on: August 08, 2016, 04:23:38 PM »
Everyone that wants to go back to Win 8.1 after installing Win 10 can do so within a month time.

And that's the same under Win 7?
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1349 on: August 08, 2016, 04:26:21 PM »
Everyone that wants to go back to Win 8.1 after installing Win 10 can do so within a month time.

And that's the same under Win 7?
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